Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has given NTSA two weeks to clear the existing backlog at the centre.
The CS was speaking after an impromptu visit where he discovered records from September 2022 yet to be completed when Kenyans are complaining of delays.
“It is disheartening to see Kenyans inconvenienced, suffer, and even lose job opportunities due to lack of driving licences caused by artificial delays in processing and issuance of Driving Licences.
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During my impromptu visit of NTSA Inspection Centre in Likoni Road and the Headquarters in Upper Hill this afternoon. It is sad to note that over 50,000 Driving Licence applications, some dating back to September 2022, are yet to be processed.
I have given NTSA two weeks to clear this backlog and notify Kenyans of their nearest collection points, and put in place the necessary mechanisms to speed up the turn around time for processing and issuance of DLs, logbooks and digital number plates.” said Murkomen
According to the CS, the government is tasked with uplifting the lives of Kenyans and he will work towards destroying cartels promoting corruption at the facility.
“This Government was elected on the platform of uplifting the lives of its Citizens from the bottom to the top and ensuring Kenyans get better services.
I will therefore spare no effort in dismantling existing cartels who are perpetuating corruption in these institutions, and pushing the Agencies, within my Ministry, who are responsible for dispensing critical services to Kenyans to do so professionally, transparently and expeditiously.” said Murkomen